Just and Sinner Podcast

Due to flooding in our church, I have not been able to record in my office. Today, therefore, I put up a lecture from Dr. Curt Leins on the Sacraments which was delivered at the Hold the Line Conference in West Virginia. The audio is not the best, but the content is excellent!

Direct download: Leins_Sacraments.mp3
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I have been repeatedly asked by listeners to interact with both Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro. The recent discussion on the Rubin Report between both of them presented a great opportunity to do so, as they addressed the topic of religion. In this program, I responded to their comments on Christianity, though I dealt primarily with Shapiro's commentary from a Jewish perspective. I will address the details of Peterson's interpretation of the Bible on another program in the future.

Direct download: Shapiro_Response.mp3
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On this program, I continued my critique of the so-called "Biblical Patriarchy" movement. I talked about the role of women in society, along with the necessity of women to--at times--correct men. This is a corrective to the overreaction of some Christian churches against feminism. 

Direct download: patriarchy_part_2.mp3
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On this program I began a discussion of the Biblical Patriarchy movement, and some of the concerns I have with it. This is going to be the first part in a future series which examines the tenets of Christian Patriarchy, and interacts with some of its prominent defenders. 

Direct download: Christian_Patriarchy_Part_1.mp3
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After asking listeners what they wanted to hear about this week, several people asked about the structure of the church in Lutheranism. I decided to focus on this as I spoke about church polity in Lutheranism and the New Testament. I also spent a significant portion of the program discussing the office of bishop. 

Direct download: Church_Polity.mp3
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On this program, I continued the previous discussion over the questions of perseverance and apostasy. I interact here with the common objections to the notion that true believers can fall from the faith.

Direct download: Perseverance_and_Apostasy_Part_2.mp3
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On today's program, I played a lecture from Rev. Dr. Eric Phillips from the Imago Dei Conference from 2015. The topic is sin and its relationship to the image of God, answering the question as to whether the image of God was completely destroyed by sin. 

Direct download: Sin_and_the_Image_of_God.mp3
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This podcast was recorded on Youtube in interaction with listeners. We covered a bunch of topics.

Direct download: Live_QA_Podcast.mp3
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On today's podcast, I played a lecture from Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins on the pastor as teacher of the liturgy. This should serve as a helpful introduction to liturgical worship for those who might be unfamiliar with it.

Direct download: Pastor_and_Liturgy.mp3
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On this program, I play a lecture I gave at the 2017 AALC Reformation Conference on the subject of Good Works and the Christian Life as taught in the Augsburg Confession Article VI. 

Direct download: GoodWorksSanctification.mp3
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